Oklahoma defeats Iowa St.; Connecticut topples DePaul
Bowling Green extended its MAC winning streak to 32 games.
NORMAN, Okla. -- Chelsi Welch scored 13 points, Leah Rush added 12 and No. 6 Oklahoma did much of its damage with All-America center Courtney Paris on the bench in a 69-49 win against Iowa State on Wednesday night.
Paris notched her 46th straight double-double with a season-low 14 points and 13 rebounds, but it was during the 6-foot-2 sophomore's two rest periods in the first 35 minutes that Oklahoma took control.
The Sooners (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) outscored Iowa State 24-3 in those spans on their way to their 26th straight conference win. It was also Oklahoma's third win in five days, including a double-overtime victory against Texas Tech on Monday in a game rescheduled due to icy weather.
Megan Ronhovde scored 13 points to lead Iowa State (15-5, 3-4), and Lyndsey Medders had 10. Iowa State shot 32 percent and committed 20 turnovers.
No. 7 Connecticut 88, DePaul 76
STORRS, Conn. -- Kalana Greene scored 25 points and Charde Houston added 19 to keep No. 7 Connecticut undefeated in the Big East.
Houston, who sat out much of the first half with two fouls, scored 17 points in the second half.
Caprice Smith led DePaul (13-7, 3-4) with 19 points. Allie Quigley added 16, and Jenna Rubino and China Threatt had 15 apiece.
UConn (17-2, 7-0 Big East) led by as many as 17 in the second half, but had a difficult time putting away the Blue Demons. The Huskies had won their first six conference games by an average of 37 points.
No. 13 Baylor 63, No. 24 Texas 59
AUSTIN, Texas -- Bernice Mosby had 17 of her 23 points in the second half and 12 rebounds to help Baylor defeat Texas.
Latara Darrett finished with 18 points and Jhasmin Player grabbed seven rebounds to help Baylor (17-3, 4-2 Big 12) keep Longhorns coach Jody Conradt four wins shy of her 900th victory.
Erneisha Bailey led Texas (14-6, 3-3) with 16 points, and Tiffany Jackson, who battled Mosby most of the game, finished with eight points.
No. 16 Bowling Green 90,Western Michigan 62
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Ali Mann scored 21 points and Kate Achter scored 19 and Bowling Green extended its winning streak in Mid-American Conference play to 32 games, a league record.
Bowling Green (17-2, 7-0) has won 10 straight overall and it is tied for the best start in school history. It hasn't lost since Dec. 19 against top-ranked Duke.
Mann moved into third place on the Falcons' career scoring list with 1,587 points. She also had a team-high five assists.
No. 18 Louisville 72, Pittsburgh 59
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Angel McCoughtry had 18 points and 15 rebounds and Jazz Covington added 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Louisville.
Shavonte Zellous led the Panthers with 22 points, while Xenia Stewart had 12 and Karlyle Lim had 11.
Louisville (19-2, 5-2 Big East) went on a 9-0 run to go up 53-36 with 15:03 left in the game.
Pittsburgh (15-4, 3-3) started strong, scoring the first seven points and jumping out to a 12-3 before Louisville took control.
No. 19 Middle Tennessee 70,North Texas 56
DENTON, Texas -- Chrissy Givens scored 26 points to lead Middle Tennessee to its 15th straight victory.
Amber Jackson had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds for North Texas (5-13, 2-6). Jo Hall tied a career-high with 17 points, 13 in the second half.
Givens scored five points early in the second half to help the Blue Raiders (18-3, 10-0 Sun Belt) pull away after holding a one-point halftime lead.
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